What is the difference between salary and payroll?

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As nouns the difference between salary and payroll

is that salary is a fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy while payroll is a list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each.

As verbs the difference between salary and payroll

is that salary is to pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation while payroll is to place on a payroll.

As a adjective salary

is (obsolete) saline.

salary

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Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(salaries)
  • A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This is hire and salary , not revenge.
  • * 1668 July 3rd, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 547
  • Andrew Hou?toun'' and ''Adam Mu?het'', being Tack?men of the Excize, did Imploy ''Thomas Rue'' to be their Collector, and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound ''Sterling for a year.

    See also

    * pay * remuneration * wage * wages

    Verb

  • To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) saline
  • payroll

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each.
  • The total sum of money paid to employees.
  • (computing) The series of accounting transactions that ensure that employees are paid correctly, and that all taxes etc are properly deducted; the department in a company responsible for it.
  • (euphemistic) Bribes paid to people
  • 1957': ''I know that the deal started with the boys in Santiago, because they've been on the d'Anconia '''pay roll for centuries — well, no, 'pay roll' is an honorable word, it would be more exact to say that d'Anconia Copper has been paying them protection money for centuries — isn't that what your gangsters call it?'' - Francisco dAnconia, ''.
    1972': ''We can spread a rumor this cop was dirty. Look, Tom, we have newspaper people on the '''payroll , don't we? - Michael Corleone, .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place on a payroll.
  • * 1985 , The Code of Federal regulations of the United States of America (page 37)
  • Grantees may elect to payroll the enrollees through their own payroll system if the payroll system is consistent with regulations contained herein.

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